Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Fundraising exhibition for Great Ormond Street Hospital last night - amazing Andy Parsons pics

Last night I attended the fundraising exhibition of the incredible photojournalist Andy Parsons' pictures, to support the life changing work of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The photos are world class images of everything from the Royal Family to Political shots to the Afghan War. The money raised goes to GOSH. The pictures are at the Ellwood Attfield Gallery at 34 Smith Square in Westminster. Full details and further photographs are available online here: 
The tale of how he persuaded Boris to lean out of the helicopter above Hong Kong is one of my favourites.

I was lucky enough to meet and see Andy Parsons work in January this year, when we travelled to the Nizip Syrian refugee camp on the River Euphrates, next to the Syrian Turkish border. Andy took some incredible photographs whilst we were there. He is also a nice bloke. The Journal covered that trip with some of Andy's amazing photos here [if he can make me look vaguely good he is clearly a genius]:
I strongly recommend the photographs, and very much support the work of GOSH. The exhibition and sale runs from 13 May until 5 September. It is rightly entitled Royalty, Politics and War; the art
of the photojournalist. Well worth a visit.